Holiday diary: January 4

Today
Dunedin
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.

Exhibition: ''Mai i Rangiatea: The Portrayal of Maori Myth and Legend in Print''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
''Detail Detective'': Bring all your detective skills to the Sir Frank Brangwyn exhibition ''Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''. Young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Free, bookings not required and suitable for all ages. Exhibitions: ''True stories. Scripted Realities''; Yvonne Todd, ''Wall of Seahorses''; Frances Hodgkins, ''Kaleidoscope''; Philip James Frost, ''Forkboy''; ''Elsewhere'', contemporary work; ''The Pleasure Principle - Collecting and Collectors''; Sir Frank Brangwyn, ''Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House''.

Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station, first floor.
Until January 11: Holiday Season Exhibition, paintings, jewellery, ceramics, sold off the wall.

Otago Museum, 419 Great King St.
Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' - See earthquake liquefaction from Christchurch and liquefy soil yourself.
''Volcano of Doom'' - Dunedin's ancient volcano, Rakiriri, looks set to erupt. Search the museum's galleries to help you escape. Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm. Meet at information desk. Exhibitions: ''Canterbury Quakes''; ''The Moriori Of Rekohu, T'chakat henu - People of the Land''.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
Pixie Town.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Central Otago
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Exhibition: ''Gold is where you find it'', 150 years of gold in Central Otago. Artefacts, paintings and photographs.

The Mall, Cromwell.
11am-3pm: National Cherry Spitting Competition and Cherry Festival.

Ranfurly Goods Shed Vintage Machinery
Display - historic agricultural equipment and activities from noon. Live displays on the hour from 1pm. Roxburgh Racecourse, Roxburgh Trotting Club meeting. Roxburgh East Rd. First race 3pm. Village Green, Ranfurly. 1pm-4pm: Victorian Tea Party, dressing up encouraged.

Fiordland
Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, 330 Lagoon Creek Rd, Te Anau.

7.30pm: ''Above the Bushline'' talk. Gold coin donation.

Te Anau Wildlife Centre, Lakefront Dr, Te Anau.
9am-11am: ''Breakfast with the Birds'' - Learn how birds survive in the wild, games for kids. Free.

Tomorrow
Dunedin
Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl.

Exhibition: ''Mai i Rangiatea: The Portrayal of Maori Myth and Legend in Print''.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Octagon.
''Detail Detective'': Bring all your detective skills to the Sir Frank Brangwyn: Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House exhibition, plus other exhibitions and guided tours. Otago Art Society, OAS Gallery, Dunedin Railway Station. Otago Museum, 419 Great King St. Daily, 3.30pm: ''Liquefy This!'' Explorer backpacks for children aged 7-12, free. Guided tours, exhibitions.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens.
Pixie Town.

Visitor Information Centre, 26 Princes St.
10am: Walk Dunedin, inner-city walking tours. Meet at visitor centre.

Central Otago
Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

Exhibition: ''Gold is where you find it''. Film, 7.30pm: The Sapphires (PG, comedy/musical/drama).

Cromwell Bowling Club, Alpha St.
Starting 7pm: quiz night.

Earnslaw Park, 9am-4.30pm: The Creative Queenstown Arts and Craft Market.

Glenorchy Recreational Grounds from 11am: Glenorchy races. Admission $15.

Historic Precinct, Cromwell.
From 3pm-8pm: Cromwell Wine and Food Festival.

Naseby Recreation Ground
1pm: 150th Jubilee Parade, variety concert.

Pioneer Park, Alexandra.
2pm-8pm: The Great Alexandra Craft Beer, Wine and Music Festival. General admission: $25, R18.

St Peter's Anglican Church Grounds, cnr Church and Camp Sts.
9am-12.30pm: Queenstown Farmers Market.

The Red Barn, Remarkables Park.
8.30am-1pm: Remarkables Market.

Wanaka Showgrounds, Ardmore St.
11am-2pm: Wanaka Holiday Gala.

ODT/directory - Local Businesses

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Medlicotts lawyersDunedinLawyers
Queenstown Regional Visitor CentreQueenstownInformation Centres
Dunedin Repertory Society Inc (Playhouse Theatre)DunedinTheatres
WT South IslandQueenstownSurveyors